Regarding the TCL 55" 1080p Roku Smart LED TV TCL 50FS5600 55" 1080p Roku Smart LED TV: Title says 55" yet description says 50". What gives?
Good catch! I’ve woke someone up and we’re checking on it! Hang tight!
UPDATE: It’s a 50"
I looked on several online sites and can’t find this TV having Roku built in. Looks like it’s not a smart TV at all. Can you confirm this?
FYI, my daughter has one of these TVs (smaller size, but same brains). These things will KILL your 5GHz band on your Wi-Fi. The Roku 3 platform that this is built on has implemented Wi-Fi direct which is intended to support short range device-to-device connections. Since the TV only has one 5GHz radio, it broadcasts the Wi-Fi direct on the same channel as the network it is connected to. And since the remote, by default, connects to the TV via the Wi-Fi direct, it will overpower the Wi-Fi direct to ensure that the remote always works…which will prevent any other device from being able to use the 5GHz band. I found this as I was trying to set up my Google Wi-Fi mesh.
If you find that this is a problem for you, you might have luck with the steps outlined here: How to prevent Roku Wifi Direct from breaking 5ghz devices | Net Consonance
In my case, these steps didn’t completely fix my problem. I had to disable several other features of the TV, and even that was only spotty improvement. If I unplug the TV, my network is great…if it’s on, my mesh has issues. So, good luck.